University of Dayton

Dayton, OH

University of Dayton

Dayton, OH

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What happens when critical minds meet compassionate hearts? Come find out.

At the University of Dayton, you’ll go beyond learning by doing good in the world. Students take what they’ve learned in the classroom and apply it in ways that build community and solve the critical issues facing society today. Whether you jet across the globe to install water purification systems in Uganda or volunteer a few miles away at a local school, you’ll make the world a better place and learn as you do so.

As a Princeton Review top 15 school for internships, we find ways to help you discover who you’re called to be so you can lead a life of purpose and fulfillment. At the University of Dayton, we know you’ll become a key member of our community, one united by shared beliefs, inspired ideas, and diverse perspectives.

As a Catholic Marianist institution, we aim to educate the whole person—creating a unique community of curious minds and compassionate hearts. Our Campus Ministry program is one of the largest in the nation. We offer countless retreats and prayer communities, as well as Sunday and weekday Mass in the Chapel of the Immaculate Conception and late-night Mass in the student neighborhood. One of UD’s greatest traditions for more than 50 years is when students “adopt” a local child for a night of holiday fun on the Feast of the Immaculate Conception during Christmas on Campus.

We offer up to $109,000 in merit scholarships over four years. To see what scholarships you qualify for, apply for free at



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Top 15 “Best Schools for Internships” | The Princeton Review


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Top 15 “Happiest Students” | The Princeton Review

UD Alumni Success

The University of Dayton is committed to your success, and 97% of students are employed, volunteering, or in graduate school within six months of graduation.  

Our graduates attend prestigious grad schools like Yale and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology; they make a difference through the Peace Corps and Teach for America; and they’re employed at powerhouses like Google and Apple. 

With our transparent tuition plan, you can find success and financial peace of mind. We’ll tell you the full cost of your education for all four years. We have no net tuition increases or fees, and we provide scholarships for textbooks.

An Inside Look

What students are saying about us...

  • “I can't imagine myself anywhere else. I love UD's size, Marianist charism, and the people that call this incredible place home.”

    • Bryan B. ’20
  • “UD has the right number of students—not too small, not too big. It also has sports teams to follow and a popularity with intramural sports. I couldn’t be happier to be part of this community.”

    • Annie C. ’20
  • “Everyone from the parking attendant to the tour guides to the faculty genuinely expressed kindness. To top it off, the core value of service made me love UD even more.”

    • Elizabeth C. ’20
  • “I chose UD because it's a very balanced school. It has a strong Catholic identity while being welcoming and accepting of all. UD is the place I felt comfortable calling home.”

    • Hannah G. ’19